If you are a Seller or a Buyer with financing for a purchase/refinance, many of your closing documents will require a notary signature. If you are closing by mail, that means you will need to meet with a notary to sign your closing documents. Here are some things to remember when closing by mail:
- Inform your closing agent as early as possible and talk to them about scheduling a notary.
- A Mobile Notary can be scheduled to come to your home or workplace at a time that is convenient for you. All you have to do is let your closing agent know that you want to schedule a mobile notary. The mobile notary brings the closing documents to the appointment and is responsible for mailing them back to our offices.
- If you choose to locate your own notary, make sure that they are a registered U.S. Notary. Many UPS locations have notary services. And if your unsure if your notary is able to perform notarial acts, you can check your State’s website to see if the notary is active.
- For Michigan, you can check the Michigan Department of State to conduct a notary public search: Michigan Department of State e-Services
- Don’t forget to make sure your closing agent has your correct mailing address.
- And call our office for assistance and questions!